I am not sure if this even the right place to post and ask for advice but here lately my bf and I have been living separately because of his job. We talk marriage but there is still obviously a distance and not just physically. We are doing good for the most part just feel there maybe what that they call the "stranger effect" when we do with my time start living together again in two weeks. "Stranger effect" is where people know each other but it's almost like we have been apart for so long we have different routines and things are like starting over again. To top it off I am a stay at home mom so I want to find something more productive to with my time especially once we move back in together because he will be going to work everyday and I don't want to just sit at home have no life or have the same routine I have had for the past 8 months. I love our child and love having a clean house for my family because I love them but I have to have a life of my own as well. I don't need to go out and shop or anything like that. I used to be VERY independent. I have a A.S.S and then I had a baby and been home ever since. Hard to try to adjust. I just feel I have been sitting here waiting to do anything with my life while I wait to get moved. I was thinking of doing marathons, going back to school or something. I guess if anyone has had these feelings or experienced these feelings any input would be appreciated.